Cross Country Skiing @ Emerald Lake. Mon 24th Feb

Our last day in Field, and the only thing I hadn’t done yet that I wanted to, was make it up to Lake Ohara.    It is 13km up to the lake, which is nestled amongst the mountain peaks.  In summer, the only way to get there is via the bus, which only takes a certain amount of people, or walk.  In winter, either snowshoe, walk. or cross country ski up the snow covered road.

We were planning to snowshoe in and do an overnighter, but we ran out of time to do that (and I’m not sure about staying at the hut in winter), so we decided to try cross country skiing, and make our way in like that.

We went up to Emerald Lake, to have a look around, and ask about skis.   Christy had arrived in Social House, she was taking over form us at the hostel.   We took her up to see Natural Bridge and the Emerald Lake.  We ended up being convinced to hire cross country skis, and to try them out on the lake, so we went for a quick ski.

 

At Natural Bridge
At Natural Bridge
Christy's first time on skis!
Christy’s first time on skis!
Setting off
Setting off
Wave your poles
Wave your poles
Slidey
Slidey

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Hills are awkward
Hills are awkward
Down the trail
Down the trail
Nice and sunny
Nice and sunny

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